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by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Are there any centres where people with M.E. can go and stay
Replies: 4
Views: 4618

Re: Are there any centres where people with M.E. can go and

I have met Hannah - she came to the last meeting of the Forward ME Group of charities (Chairman: Countess of Mar) at the House of Lords

Forward ME Group information and Minutes of meetings:

http://www.forward-me.org.uk
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: diet
Topic: Re: Taking Vitamin D supplements
Replies: 5
Views: 4514

Re: Taking Vitamin D supplements

Interesting new research paper on vitamin D:

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/171
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: FIFTEEN M.E./CFS Subgroups/Types ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4575

Re: FIFTEEN M.E./CFS Subgroups/Types ?

Yes, Jonathan carried out some interesting research into gene expression in ME/CFS and identified some sub-groups. Similar research into gene expression was carried out by Professor John Gow in Glasgow with a grant from the MEA If you are referring to MRC funding for PACE this was agreed years befor...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Why are GPs not educated in ME
Replies: 1
Views: 2185

Re: Why are GPs not educated in ME

Margaret As a patient support charity The MEA is doing our best to educate GPs about ME/CFS Over 3,000 copies of the new MEA purple booklet have been sent out to GPs since publication in May and the feedback from doctors is very positive - see comments below from our Facebook page today I have met w...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: FIFTEEN M.E./CFS Subgroups/Types ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4575

Re: FIFTEEN M.E./CFS Subgroups/Types ?

Launch of the UK ME/CFS Research Collaborative at the Wellcome Collection in London:

http://www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=15184
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: FIFTEEN M.E./CFS Subgroups/Types ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4575

Re: FIFTEEN M.E./CFS Subgroups/Types ?

Stephen is putting into scientific language what many of us already believe: That the ME/CFS umbrella contains people with a wide range of clinical presentations and disease pathways - rather like saying everyone with chronic joint pain could come under a 'chronic joint pain syndrome' diagnosis. And...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Are there any centres where people with M.E. can go and stay
Replies: 4
Views: 4618

Re: Are there any centres where people with M.E. can go and

There are a few centres in the private sector that offer this type of approach, or respite care

The MEA has a list if you need one

MEA website: www.meassociation.org.uk
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: If you were misdiagnosed with ME or CFS or Fibro
Replies: 3
Views: 3500

Re: If you were misdiagnosed with ME or CFS or Fibro

From MEA purple booklet: Differential Diagnosis of ME/CFS: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Although extensive and elaborate investigations are seldom required, other causes of chronic fatigue must be considered where the history is atypical. Also remember that ‘new’ symptoms should not automatically be ascr...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: If you were misdiagnosed with ME or CFS or Fibro
Replies: 3
Views: 3500

Re: If you were misdiagnosed with ME or CFS or Fibro

George Yes, misdiagnosis is a significant issue and it's not helped by having such a wide range of clinical presentations and disease pathways coming under the umbrella of ME/CFS As I keep saying it's rather like stating that everyone with joint pain - rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, infective...
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